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Neighborhood Expert: Celebrating Juneteenth with food

Laura Schwartz is a licensed Realtor in VA, D.C. and MD with McEnearney Associates in Vienna. You can follow Laura on Instagram at @LauraSchwartzRealtor or her Facebook page. Laura can be reached at 703-283-6120 or [email protected].

Sunday marked Juneteenth, but today we observe the holiday also known as Freedom Day.

As you’ve seen from previous posts, I like to celebrate every occasion with food. What better way to support a local Black-Owned Business than by dining at one? Depending on how far you’re looking to travel for food, you can always check out this great website that lists Black-Owned Businesses by state (although it hasn’t been updated since September 2021) or EatOkra.com.

Specific to the Northern Virginia area, here are some of my favorites:

  • Pie Gourmet, Vienna
  • Blacknerd Coffee
  • Uncle Fred’s BBQ Smoke Shack, Reston
  • McLean Pizza & Subs, McLean
  • Makers Union, Reston
  • Also check out the local farmers markets — you’ll often find smaller shops there to support

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